Real estate mogul Luke Brugnara can’t stay out of headlines. In 2010 he was sentenced in federal court to 15 months in prison for poaching steelhead trout in a creek on his farm, and an additional 15 months for failing to pay $300,000 in taxes. Now, he’s accused of art-based mail fraud; federal prosecutors have accused him of accepting a delivery of art and then refusing to pay for the pieces or return them. In total, prosecutors allege he owes 10,785,000 million dollars to an unnamed art dealer from New York for 16 paintings by Willem de Kooning, an Edgar Degas sculpture, and three works by George Luks, Joan Miró and Pablo Picasso, according to the FBI.
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